Though I was sad to see our Old Country Buffet go away during the pandemic, I was excited to hear we would be getting a new buffet that would feature Asian food. I do love my Asian food restaurants in town and when you make it a buffet, I'm all ears.

I have to admit, at my age, I don't feel like I can eat like I used to. I used to go to World Bistro (back when it was called China Buffet) in Rainier Square (back when it was called Nob Hill Plaza) and could easily go back for 5 or 6 plates. Now I'm lucky if I can get a third place. But it's fine because I love the variety so I don't mind on occasion.

And variety, this place had!

John Riggs
John Riggs

They had everything you could hope for and then some. They also had a person behind a hibachi-type grill that could prepare anything you wanted at no additional charge. He could also slice you off some roast beef or get you crab legs as needed.

John Riggs
John Riggs

It was fun to see that they had steamed dumplings like these, too. Not all places carry these.

John Riggs
John Riggs

The good news is they have a sushi conveyor belt. The bad news is you can't just sit in front of it like I was hoping. The sushi wasn't bad and I went back and grabbed more a couple of times during my visit.

John Riggs
John Riggs

You can't go wrong with desserts. They had plenty including fresh fruit and even hard scoop ice cream.

We had a great time and will return. I remember there was complaints on Facebook when they first opened where you'd have to pay for what you didn't eat or there were strange charges after they paid. We didn't experience any of that. Our receipt only showed our meals + our drinks, nothing else. And we definitely had plates taken away that still had food on them. Nothing to worry about there.

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